A little bit on why writing is the casual-est of miracles.

We know anecdotally that writing down goals has a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve them. Brain science, meanwhile, is in the process of catching up. A recent New York Times article, This Is Your Brain on Writing, discusses the ability of writing by hand to activate whole swaths of the brain.

“Some regions of the brain became active only during the creative process, but not while copying, the researchers found. During the brainstorming sessions, some vision-processing regions of volunteers became active. It’s possible that they were, in effect, seeing the scenes they wanted to write.

Other regions became active when the volunteers started jotting down their stories. Dr. Lotze suspects that one of them, the hippocampus, was retrieving factual information that the volunteers could use.”


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